My mom and I invented this recipe with EASE in mind, it's a one dish complete meal. Best of all, even my veggie hating children LOVE it! It can be made with sweet peas, or with spinach.... both are delish.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until almost al dente (until ALMOST cooked); drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Add the chicken, peas, soup, whipped topping, American cheese, milk, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix together and transfer mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, then remove cover and bake for another 10 minutes. Let cool for 4 to 5 minutes, allowing cheese to thicken slightly.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; 15 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 750 mg sodium. 27.8 g carbohydrates; 22.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2005
My husband and daughter really liked this dish so I am giving this 4 stars. I personally think it deserves a three. This recipe has potential. I did not make it as written I used cream cheese instead of cool whip. I am sorry but cool whip just doesn't belong in a chicken dish... That is what unsweetened whipped cream is for. I thought the spinach was a nice addition. I will make it again but with several changes. I definitely would not just glom it all together in the pot! It may be easy but the globs of velveeta were kinda gross. You are supposed to make the cheese sauce seperately then add to the casserole. This recipe needs work in order to make it into my normal cooking rotation... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2006
This receipe has a lot of potential. I took everyone's suggestions and added a few things in myself to make this recipe pretty good. Here's how to make this recipe good: -Substitute cream cheese for whipped topping. -Melt cream cheese together with 1/2 c. sharp white cheddar and 1/2 c. mild yellow cheese. Add this melted mixture to the other ingredients after they are mixed. -Stick to the cream of mushroom. -Add a diced onion that has been cooked a little (I boiled it with my chicken strips to make both really tender). -Lots of salt pepper and milk. -It could stand to bake for less time. -I added parmesean and breadcrumbs to the top before baking. I hope these suggestions help! Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2005
My husband and daughter really liked this dish so I am giving this 4 stars. I personally think it deserves a three. This recipe has potential. I did not make it as written I used cream cheese instead of cool whip. I am sorry but cool whip just doesn't belong in a chicken dish... That is what unsweetened whipped cream is for. I thought the spinach was a nice addition. I will make it again but with several changes. I definitely would not just glom it all together in the pot! It may be easy but the globs of velveeta were kinda gross. You are supposed to make the cheese sauce seperately then add to the casserole. This recipe needs work in order to make it into my normal cooking rotation... Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
11/26/2006
This receipe has a lot of potential. I took everyone's suggestions and added a few things in myself to make this recipe pretty good. Here's how to make this recipe good: -Substitute cream cheese for whipped topping. -Melt cream cheese together with 1/2 c. sharp white cheddar and 1/2 c. mild yellow cheese. Add this melted mixture to the other ingredients after they are mixed. -Stick to the cream of mushroom. -Add a diced onion that has been cooked a little (I boiled it with my chicken strips to make both really tender). -Lots of salt pepper and milk. -It could stand to bake for less time. -I added parmesean and breadcrumbs to the top before baking. I hope these suggestions help! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2003
This recipe was okay; however I would ommit the whipped topping. It gave it a very odd flavor that just got sickining after a while. Someone asked what that flavor was and I told them the whipped topping and they were quite surprised that I put whipped topping in a chicken casserole. I would use cream of chicken instead of mushroom unless you're really crazy about the cream of mushroom flavor. Also a package of frozen peas with carrot would really brighten this up. Also I cubed my chicken for easy bites. Good recipe ideal but just needed some fine tuning. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2003
This was just so-so. We did not care for the cool whip flavor in it. I make a chicken and noodles and tuna and noodles identical to this without the whipped topping and we like that much better. I thought the kids would enjoy eating whipped cream in their dinner but boy was I wrong. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2005
My husband and daughter really liked this dish so I am giving this 4 stars. I personally think it deserves a three. This recipe has potential. I did not make it as written I used cream cheese instead of cool whip. I am sorry but cool whip just doesn't belong in a chicken dish... That is what unsweetened whipped cream is for. I thought the spinach was a nice addition. I will make it again but with several changes. I definitely would not just glom it all together in the pot! It may be easy but the globs of velveeta were kinda gross. You are supposed to make the cheese sauce seperately then add to the casserole. This recipe needs work in order to make it into my normal cooking rotation... Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2003
Not bad but I think it needed more vegetables in it to give it more of a flavor. I added some chopped onion celery and mushrooms because that's what I had around at the time. I think some chopped carrots and corn might be nice next time too. I also omitted the whipped cream because I didn't have any on hand and added 1/4 cup mircle whip instead. I also put in a handful of cheddar cheese and omitted the Parmasan cheese for the topping and added more cheddar. Served it with some corn bread and it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2008
This was yummy!I omitted the whipped topping(I was afraid it would be too sweet)and also the american cheese(not a big fan of it)and it came out great!I doubled the grated parm.I topped it with breadcrumbs and put it under the broiler for 5 minutes. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2006
My husband and I thought this was excellent! We did change it a bit I used whipping cream instead of coolwhip and cheddar cheese instead of the processed cheese. We also used spinach which was excellent! A great way to use up the leftover chicken from the other day too. We will make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2009
really really good! My kids hate cassaroles as a rule but they loved this. Like many others I changed the whipped topping & added 1/2 cup mayo & 1/2 cup sour cream instead. Also I added a package of stuffing mix (made up) as a topping.Made Sept 09 Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/20/2011
I HAD to try this recipe. I'm drawn to the ones that have that single weird ingredient that makes you wonder what it would be like. Most of the time they turn out wonderfully and you can tell your friends about your great new discovery. Unfortunately this isn't one of them. I very rarely give poor reviews because I know people have different tastes but this was just so very....odd. The blending of the soup and this topping was just wrong. It tasted like sweet mushroom soup and started making us nauseous just because the texture and taste weren't adding up! Different and not in a good way. Sorry. Read More
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